DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic Group has been named 2010 Company of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAA). According to the IIAA, this award recognizes the company that most demonstrates a strong commitment to the independent insurance agency system in Arkansas.
"We are truly honored by this recognition of our commitment to the Independent Agency system. We are a relationship focused insurer and believe that fostering deep relationships with our agents is at the core of our long-term success," said Parker Rush, President and CEO of the companies of The Republic Group. "We led our entry into the state in 2008 by hiring a well-respected industry veteran, Jim Woods, CIC, as our State Marketing Manager. We also saw to it that our Arkansas agents had access to underwriters familiar with Arkansas and to additional markets through Southern States General Agency, a company of The Republic Group."
Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAA)
The Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAA), a non-profit trade association, is the spokesman for the Arkansas independent agent property and casualty segment of the insurance industry. The Association was founded in 1901, and represents more than 290 independent insurance agencies in the state of Arkansas and more than 100 associate members and is an affiliate of the Independent Insurance Agents of America.
The companies of The Republic Group provide personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products through an Independent Agents segment to individuals and small to medium-size businesses. The products are distributed through a network of independent agents primarily in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In its Program Management and Insurance Services segments, The Republic Group capitalizes on its companies' unique combination of charters and licenses to develop and manage target-niche insurance products that are distributed through managing general agents and other producers in many additional states. ("The Republic Group" is an industry designation for a group of affiliated insurance companies and related entities, each a separate legal entity.) Visit www.RepublicGroup.com for more information.
SOURCE The Republic Group